Direct Support

Directly supporting you with your emotional health and wellbeing

Our offer

Whether you’re aged 10-16 and need support around your mental health and wellbeing or you’re a parent, carer or professional aware of a young person who might require additional support we’re here to support you.

Working across the whole of the county our Youth Facilitators will provide you with direct support through one to one workshops and group activities. Offering a safe and confidential place to talk as well as giving you the relevant information and techniques to help with your emotional wellbeing. To start receiveing support or make a referral please contact us

Our Youth Facilitators also work closely with our Community Facilitators and will share links into your community to help you and your families create a sustainable support plan.

Our Youth Facilitators


West Cornwall


Mid Cornwall


West Cornwall


East Cornwall


Mid Cornwall


East Cornwall

“To any young person thinking of doing HeadStart Sessions, I’d say just go for it, over time you get more comfortable with the person you’re talking to, there’s no judgement or anything. It gives you free space to talk to someone who doesn’t know you personally, so it’s easier to speak about issues you’re facing.”

Grace, 15

Referral Closure

From March 15th 2022, the HeadStart Facilitator contract will no longer be able to accept referrals into the one-to-one support service, commonly known as the Youth Facilitator support.

The HeadStart Kernow facilitator service in Cornwall is due to close in August 2022 and due to the average length of support offered to young people and numbers of young people already on caseload, we won’t be able to take additional young people past this point in time.

More information

Need help now?

We are NOT an emergency or crisis service. If you need to speak to someone urgently call your GP/family doctor!


NHS 24/7 helpline : 0800 038 5300
Childline up to 19yrs : 0800 1111
The Samaritans: 116 123
In an emergency go to A&E or call 999

If you are concerned about the safety of a child or young person please contact the Multi-Agency Referral Unit (MARU) on 0300 123 1116 (01208 251300 out of hours), or the Police.